Re: [Frameworks] Avantgarde / "auteur" television - ?

From: Flick Harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 14 2010 - 19:07:10 PDT

This is definitely interesting - documenting live stuff but also some original video art (is that fiction?) .

Hold Still Wild Youth: the GINA Show Archive
June 5 - July 10, 2010
Opening Friday, June 4 2010 8PM
Curated by Allison Collins

A new exhibition about the GINA Show, John Anderson’s television art project, will be shown nearly thirty years after its initial broadcast in 1979 on Vancouver Cable 10, at the height of the punk and media DIYmovement in Vancouver.

Ninety-some episodes were made from 1978-1981, in close association with the artist-run centre, PUMPS, and with the active involvement of a large community of performance and media artists and musicians. A stronghold of experimental media art, performance, punk and new wave the show formed among a sea of undefined local public programming, and then disappeared from public view. After surviving a fire that damaged the original video cassettes, 63 episodes have been transferred from fragile 3/4-inch tapes into archival and digital formats.

This installation brings together this vast record of video, performance documentation, interviews, promotional spots, music, and digital art with related materials and documents from PUMPS, for a close look at the local cultural underground circa 1979.

For the duration of the show, Or Gallery will host the GINA Showarchive, where all surviving episodes will be available for view. A short-wave broadcast will occur on site and related evenings of video screenings will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

Included are works by John Anderson, Byron Black, Taki Bluesinger, Gary Bourgeois, The Braineaters, Susan Britton, Hank Bull, Donna Chisholm, Elizabeth Chitty, Kate Craig, Jim Cummins, Gina Daniels, Maddalena Di Gregorio, Keith Donovan, Stan Douglas, David Enblom, The Government, Ken Lum, Eric Metcalfe, John Mitchell, Mark Oliver, Gerard Pas, Andrew James Paterson, The Pointed Sticks, Patrick Ready, Randy and Berenicci, Anne Rosenberg, TBA TV, Kim Tomczak, Vincent Trasov, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Paul Wong, and many more.

This exhibition is curated by Allison Collins, a candidate to the Masters Degree in Critical Curatorial Studies at The University of British Columbia, with support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia.


VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main St.

Uncut Video: Selections from the Gina Show
Wednesday, 16 June, 7:00PM
Randy and Berenicci, Hank Bull, Kim Tomczak, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Paul Wong

Unbasic Cable: Episodes from Television Art History
Wednesday, 23 June, 7:00PM
Byron Black, Tom Sherman, David Shulman, John Watt

Club 560, 560 Seymour Street., 10:30PM until late
Music from the GINA Show, with John Anderson

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On 2010-08-13, at 13:59 , Mads Mikkelsen wrote:
> Hello everybody. 
> I am working on a series on avantgarde / "auteur" television for a documentary film festival in November:
> The idea is to present programmes made for television (i.e. "inside the system") by creative/critical minds in various genres within the broad category of "non-fiction". Some key names would be Adam Curtis, Godard/Miéville, Ian Breakwell, Glenn O' Brien, Jaime Davidovich, Robert Gardner, et al. 
> Any further suggestions are greatly appreciated - especially international programmes from beyond the US / UK, as restricted archival access and language barriers makes international research difficult. 
> Thank you. 
> Mads
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